“So here I am, still on a journey, still in the church. There were (and are) times when the institution deeply frustrated and alarmed me. However, I chose not to leave, because the church was part of my culture. I think one rejects this at one’s peril—you risk losing your identity. I observe this loss of identity in many… and it deeply concerns me.”—Ian O’Reilly
Extract from Staying Connected with Intellectual Integrity, in New Life: rediscovering faith compiled and edited by John W H Smith and Rex A E Hunt. Mosaic Press, 2013.
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I did this for ages too, (chose not to leave)… but when Father finally said go, I kind of had to listen. I am glad I did not leave when I was frustrated and alarmed tho, but I left when I was actually in a rather good place. 🙂
Thought there might have been a whole article not just the quote. 🙂
You’ll have to buy or borrow the book! http://www.epworthbooks.org.nz/featured_books/previous_months/featured_Jun_2014.htm
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Well, yeah & nah. I reckon staying with the broader Judeo Christian tradition has merit but the church is a different matter. Still musing about that.
“you risk losing your identity…”: “So here I am, still on a journey, still in the church. There were (and are)… http://t.co/FPtQj7CT6Q
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